Sunday, October 20, 2013

NO EASY ANSWERS: Man Walking Home Gets Robbed; Another Cabs it Home, Gets Robbed

Left lying on the ground, bleeding from the head, a Wrigleyville man's walk home ended early at the hands of three thugs who beat and robbed him at Clark and Grace, a block from Wrigley Field.

Officers were called to the scene at 5:09 this morning and immediately asked for an ambulance to treat the victim, who was eventually taken to Thorek Hospital.

Lost in the attack were the victim's house keys, debit card, iPhone, and "a lot" of money.

The offenders, last seen running southbound on Racine Avenue, are described as:
1) male, black.
2) male, black, dreads.
3) male, black, wearing an Oakland A's hat that is green with yellow lettering, and possibly a gray sweatshirt or jacket.
The incident is classified as a strongarm robbery in Chicago Police Department case #HW499952.

Robbed After Taking A Cab Home
"Take a cab home" is a common suggestion for those who want to avoid being robbed in Mugglyville Wrigleyville and Boystown. Even that good advice didn't save a west Lake View man this morning.

He was robbed at 2:20AM, seconds after he stepped out of the cab he took to his home in the 3300 block of Marshfield. An unknown offender punched the man in the face and took his phone and wallet.

The cab driver took off, apparently not realizing what was happening to his fare.

This offender is only described as male, black, wearing a dark shirt.

Chicago Police Department case #HW499853.

This is the second robbery on a one-block stretch of Marshfield in the past week.

9 comments:

  1. Same increasing crime situation and police inaction: different neighborhood.

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    When asked what he thinks about police saying crime is actually down in his area, Guzman said he believes a lot of the crime goes unreported because local residents are afraid of retaliation.

    "Nobody wants to talk about it," Guzman said. "A lot of things happen and they go unreported. And I don't know why people want to stay quiet."

    Guzman said after he told neighboring business owners about his customers getting robbed, they told him they had experienced the same type of things but had not reported it.

    "Unless people like me come out and tell the story of what's going on, all of this is just gonna be swept under the rug," he said.

    Link: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131020/little-village/local-business-owners-call-for-more-police-presence-on-second-mag-mile

    Pretty alarming that weak police force staffing citywide is this pervasive and yet is being
    quietly tolerated/covered up by the mayor and aldermen. People, wake up.

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  2. Red Line is open, let the games begin!

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  3. Maybe it's because I am a woman but cab drivers have always watched me until I physically get inside my building. I used to leave the cab without asking but now I always politely say, "Could you please wait here until I get inside?" It's literally an extra ten seconds for them and I've never had anyone say no. I am so grateful for their kindness.

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    1. What exactly is the cab driver going to do about it??? Call the police and then wait 2 or 3 hours for one to show up?

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  4. Anonymous said...
    What exactly is the cab driver going to do about it??? Call the police and then wait 2 or 3 hours for one to show up?
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    In this case, officers were on-scene within 5 minutes of the call's dispatch.

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  5. Always ask the cab driver to wait for you to get inside gate/building. I try to explain a few blocks from my front door that crime is way up in this neighborhood, that my driver should be very alert in these parts, that I'd like him/her to watch me get into gates before driving away, but that if we're approached by anyone while I'm paying, the driver should step on it and get away.

    This is how it is, folks. We need to take care of ourselves bc nobody else cares. Rent "House of Cards", fast forward to the end of an episode where Kevin Spacey tells a delusional homeless man who's losing his sh*t to pipe down because nobody's listening to his rant, because nobody cares. Welcome to the land of opportunity - where nobody cares about you.

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  6. I want to thank whoever posted these reports. my brother as the victim in the first story. Serious attention needs to be focused on these sick, brutal and inhuman acts of violence that seem to be occurring at an alarming frequency. Stay safe out there.

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  7. Anonymous said...
    I want to thank whoever posted these reports. my brother as the victim in the first story. Serious attention needs to be focused on these sick, brutal and inhuman acts of violence that seem to be occurring at an alarming frequency. Stay safe out there.
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    We're sorry to hear that your family has been affected.

    We wish your brother a speedy recovery.

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    1. Thank you! Very appreciated.

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